Watermelon Mint Feta Salad

Who knew getting engaged would be so consuming! I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since it happened (meaning 2 weeks since my last post!) – it’s still setting in! Dave surprised the heck out of me with the proposal, but I couldn’t be happier or more excited to plan a wedding with the man of my dreams!

Here’s a refreshing salad my mother mentioned she’d made the other night. Perfect for a hot summer day when you’re feeling thirsty and sluggish – four ingredients and that’s it! Even more, it’s so delicious you could eat it as a healthy dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 seedless watermelon, cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 4.5 oz (130 g) light feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix together in a large bowl, chill until serving and enjoy!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Makes 6 servings of about 2.5 cups each.

Per serving: 168 calories, 29 g carbs, 4 g fat, 7 g protein, 2 g fibre

 

Veggie Feta Frittata

My mother recently gave me The Looneyspoons Collection for my birthday and I’ve been absolutely LOVING it! Expect most of my upcoming posts to come from Janet and Greta.

Eggs for dinner!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced red onions
  • 1 tsp mined garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushroom
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 8 large eggs lightly beaten (feel free to use egg whites)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled light feta cheese (57g)
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a 10-inch non-stick frying pan (make sure you have a cover to fit it). Add onions and garlic and sauté until onions soften (about 2 mintes). Add red bell pepper, zucchini and mushrooms and cook until tender (about 5 minutes). Stir in oregano and thyme and cook for another minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and pour in beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper and sprinkle feta cheese evenly over the top. Cover and let cook for about 10 minutes. Make sure you check the progress part way through – I didn’t have my heat up high enough to start so it didn’t cook after 10 minutes.
  • After cooked through, remove from heat and serve hot.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Makes 4 servings. Per serving:

Calories 219

Carbs 5g

Sugar 2g

Fat 16g

Protein 15 g

Fiber 1g